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Crime of Privilege

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Having lived in Massachusetts for just over two and a half years

Having lived in Massachusetts for just over two and a half years, it always adds another element to reading when you can envision some of the places mentioned in a novel, and you’re at least familiar with the name-drops of some of the other locations. The connection is ...
Having lived in Massachusetts for just over two and a half years, it always adds another element to reading when you can envision some of the places mentioned in a novel, and you’re at least familiar with the name-drops of some of the other locations. The connection is immediate, and rather fulfilling, and if that was all CRIME OF PRIVILEGE had to offer, it would have given me one layer of enjoyment. But this particular novel offers readers so much more. Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts backdrop that sits at the heart of this novel, offers a great locale for the ongoing debate of old money versus new money, and the ways in which the rich manipulate the legal system to their advantage. It’s an interesting argument, and one well-worth the merit of an entire novel. Great writing certainly doesn’t hurt either.

The characters offer the reader more than just mere caricatures and stereotypes, and the story flows across time and locations with effervescent ease. George Becket is a man with a tainted soul, along with a tainted past, and he’s a character worth getting to know. His motivations may not have always been one hundred percent clear, but I was willing to forgive this minor transgression of the author for the sake of a rather engaging read. From the first page to the last, my attention was cemented within the confines of this novel.

The chapters came in short, staccato bursts, and I found myself flipping pages faster than a speeding train. The settings were rich, and traipsed through a variety of locales, like you would expect from any international thriller. My biggest complaint was that the novel had to end. If you’re looking for an entertaining legal thriller, then you might want to keep CRIME OF PRIVILEGE in mind.

Robert Downs
Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

posted by RobertDowns on June 18, 2013

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I read the first 100 pages and really got interested. Then it re

I read the first 100 pages and really got interested. Then it really slowed down and I did something I almost never do. I skipped 200 pages and started to read there. Guess what..I didn't miss a thing. Skipped 25 more and read to the end. Got the whole gist of the story...
I read the first 100 pages and really got interested. Then it really slowed down and I did something I almost never do. I skipped 200 pages and started to read there. Guess what..I didn't miss a thing. Skipped 25 more and read to the end. Got the whole gist of the story and the ending was very unsatisfactory. Don't waste your time.

posted by SUEHAV on August 30, 2013

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    I read the first 100 pages and really got interested. Then it re

    I read the first 100 pages and really got interested. Then it really slowed down and I did something I almost never do. I skipped 200 pages and started to read there. Guess what..I didn't miss a thing. Skipped 25 more and read to the end. Got the whole gist of the story and the ending was very unsatisfactory. Don't waste your time.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

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    I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. It starts out and grabs you almost immediately and then it takes a big nose dive and for me, never recoverd. Halfway through I felt like I was reading a book loosely based on the Kennedy's, specifically the William Kennedy Smith case. I soon lost interest and had to force myself to finish reading the book. I wouldn't recommend unless 1. You're a fan of an author who doesn't have his/her own thoughts and ideas for a book and needs to take ideas from the headlines and 2. You dislike reading about the Kennedy's.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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